Cal Baseball Loses to Washington, 11-3

April 27, 2003

SEATTLE, WA - Washington scored six runs in the third inning and cruised to an 11-3 victory over California Sunday afternoon at Husky Ballpark in Seattle. Cal dropped to 25-21 overall and 9-9 in the Pac-10. The Huskies improved to 28-13 and 6-6 in league play. The Bears won one of three games in the series, losing 16-3 Friday night and winning 6-3 Saturday.

Washington scored six runs off of Cal pitchers Travis Talbott (2-1, 2.0 innings, two hits, four runs, two walks, two strikeouts) and Matt Brown (0.7 inning, three hits, two runs, no walks, no strikeouts) in the third inning, highlighted by a bases loaded, three-run double by Mike Wagner. The Huskies added a run in the fourth on a solo home run by Greg Isaacson, two runs in the fifth on a two-run homer by Chad Boudon and two runs in the seventh on RBI singles by Brent Lillibridge and Aaron Hathaway.

The winning pitcher for Washington was starter Clay Johnson (4-2, 6.0 innings, six hits, one run, two walks, four strikeouts). Both teams recorded 10 hits.

The Bears scored a run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by junior shortstop Jeff Dragicevich, and two runs in the eighth on a lead-off home run to right field by junior catcher Chris Grossman and a RBI single by freshman left fielder Jeremy Burchett. Grossman, senior center fielder Ben Conley and junior right fielder Brian Horwitz had two hits apiece for Cal. Horwitz finished the weekend 6-for-9 with a home run and five RBI.

Cal will next host UC Davis, Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 3 p.m. in a make-up game (not on original schedule) at Evans Diamond, before traveling to Arizona for a three-game Pac-10 series beginning Friday, Mat 2 at 7 p.m. at Sancet Field in Tucson.

Home Runs:

Cal: Grossman, solo home run in the eighth.

Washington: Isaacson, solo home run in the fourth. Boudon, two-run homer in the fifth.

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